Control Systems

Spartan has a proven process control optimization work process that mitigates risk through a systematic project execution model and our industry application expertise. Our ProcessCheck™ will help you identify, justify and plan your optimization projects. The DeltaV embedded advanced control software provides a complete suite of optimization tools to solve even the most complex process control problems. Our team have developed domain expertise and proven advanced process applications in the following areas: 

  • Steam and power: multi-fuel boilers, OTSG, HRSG, steam header management systems, steam turbines, energy management systems 
  • Pulp & paper: digesters, bleach plants, pulp machines, lime kilns, recaust, recovery boilers, evaporators, TMP refiners
  • Oil sands: conventional extraction, SAGD, upgrading and refining 
  • Mineral processing: extraction, flotation cells and grinding

Challenge:

A SAGD facility in Northern Alberta had four steam generators (OTSGs) that were suffering reliability and efficiency problems. 


Solution:

Spartan implemented a process control optimization project on all four OTSGs. By using DeltaV Model Predictive Control (MPC), OTSG stability was improved over a wide range of operating conditions. This resulted in annual purchased fuel savings of $800,000/year and an annual CO2 reduction of 6400 tonnes